Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Potato and Onion Tortilla

I found this recipe in another of my sisters cookbooks that she passed onto me.  It comes from "Mediterranean: a taste of the sun in over 150 recipes" by Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow and they tell me that this is one of the signature dishes of Spain.  It is a perfect summer dish, my kids loved it and it's pretty easy to make.  You just need a large frying pan and a plate or pizza tray to match the size of the pan for flipping the tortilla over.  It's one of those dishes that is filling and just needs a little salad or vegies on the side to accompany it.

Potato and Onion Tortilla

1 1/2 cups olive oil
6 large potatoes sliced
2 Spanish onions sliced
6 eggs
salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a large pan.  Stir in the potato, onion and a little salt.  Cover and cook gently for 20 minutes, until soft.Beat the eggs in a large bowl.  Remove the onion and potato from the pan with a slotted spoon and add to the eggs.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Pour off some of the oil, leaving about 4 tablespoons in the pan.  (Reserve leftover oil for other cooking.)  Heat the pan again.  When the oil is very hot, pour in the egg mixture.  Cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Cover the pan with a plate or pizza tray and invert the omelet onto it.  I had the temperature up a little too high so it stuck to the pan, so I turned it down and the second side cooked and slid out beautifully.

Slide it back into the pan

and cook for 5 more minutes, until golden brown and moist in the middle.

I served it in wedges with some cooked silver beet and pine nuts and some grape tomatoes.


Kim said...

Made this for dinner last night - I had all the ingredients so it was perfect - tasted great - I didn't do the flipping thing though - not that co-ordinated - just put it under the grill and that worked ok too.

Debbie said...

i need to make that, now did your children eat that?

Lisha said...

Debbie my eldest two ate it all, but my youngest nibbled bits of everything, he's my fussiest eater.

Suzi said...

ooh a true spanish omlette! My house mate use to (try) and make this all the time :o) yummo!